News Stories for the Week

09/14/2009

 

 

The Galveston College Student Government Association recently held several field activities including sack races, three-legged race and football to welcome students back to school. Participating in the sack race are students Jarvis Givens, Doug Himes and Lawrence Tovar.

NEW Empty Bowls Ceramics

Galveston college is offering a course that is designed to make functional soup bowls for the Empty Bowls Annual Fundraiser to help support the Jesse Tree community food bank and outreach programs. Students will learn to hand build and decorate ceramic bowls using various techniques. Each student will produce many bowls and retain several bowls for their own use at the conclusion of the course. No textbook is required.  The cost of the course is $65 plus a $20 materials fee. The course is offered on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. September 22 through October 27. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.  

Sushi & Spring Rolls

Galveston College is teaching the basic concept of sushi and how to prepare it. Participants will make four types of meat-filled or vegetarian spring rolls.  They will also make three types of dipping sauces.  Participants will taste what they make. No text is required. Class is offered from 1:00 until 5 p.m. on Friday September 18. The cost is $60. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Digital Photography

Galveston College is offering an introduction to the digital darkroom and its tools of scanners, cameras and printers, as well as techniques used to make digital images. No textbook is required.  A supply list will be provided upon registration. The class meets on Tuesdays between November 10 and December 1 form 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. The cost is $65. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Automotive Brake Certificate

Galveston College is offering an Automotive Brake Certificate program that provides students seeking to enter the automotive repair industry, the skills necessary to successfully enter the profession. Students will learn the basics of automotive technology. Students will learn about automotive history, safety practices, shop equipment and tools, vehicle subsystems, service publications, fasteners, professional responsibilities, and automotive maintenance. Emphasis is on automobile construction, major components, basic systems and their repair and maintenance. Students will then learn the operation and repair of drum/disc type brake systems with an emphasis on safe use of modern equipment. Topics include brake theory, concepts related to design; diagnosis and repair of power assist systems, manual, anti-lock brake systems, scan tool diagnostics, and parking brakes. Long sleeve shirt and pants appropriate for a shop environment must be worn. Textbooks required. High School Diploma or GED is required. The following courses will be taught:

Introduction to Automotive Technology (AUMT 1005)

Galveston College is offering an introduction to the automotive industry including automotive history, safety practices, shop equipment and tools, vehicle subsystems, service publications, fasteners, professional responsibilities, and automotive maintenance. Emphasis is on automobile construction, major components, basic systems and their repair and maintenance.  A textbook is required. Prerequisites: High School Diploma or GED. The course is offered Mondays and Thursdays September 21 through October 27 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. The cost is $500. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Automotive Brake Systems (AUMT 1010)

This course will cover operation and repair of drum/disc type brake systems. Emphasis will be on safe use of modern equipment. Topics include brake theory, concepts related to design, diagnosis and repair of power assist systems, manual, anti-lock brake systems, scan tool diagnostics, and parking brakes. A textbook is required. Prerequisites: High School Diploma or GED and Introduction to Automotive Technology (AUMT 1005). The course is offered Monday through Thursday November 4 through December 15 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. The cost is $500. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Electrical Codes

Galveston College is offering an introductory study of the National Electric Code (NEC) for those employed in fields requiring knowledge of the Code. Emphasis will be on wiring design, protection, methods, and materials, equipment for general use, and basic calculations. A textbook is required. The class is offered September 21 through November 18, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 until 8:30p.m. The cost is $180. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.